by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Amintor, ah, thou faithless swain
Language: English 
Amintor, ah, thou faithless swain,
Thus to requite me with disdain: 
To cheat a poor shepherdess into belief 
And leaving me big with dishonour and grief:
  To scorn me and laugh at my pain,
  To love me awhile, and scorn me again.

I must confess I was betrayed 
By all the solemn vows you made; 
Yet do not insult, for it may be your turn 
To meet with disdain when you really burn.
  If this be the fate, you'll allow 
  Your punishment's just for breaking your vow!


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Researcher for this text: John Versmoren

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 87